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Adam Hawley w/ Judah Sealy
August 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$27 – $40
The Club at Water St. Presents:
Adam Hawley w/ Judah Sealy
Thurs. August 19, 2021
Doors at 6:00 PM
Show at 7:00 PM
About Adam Hawley:
With eight #1 hits and 50+ dates per year, guitarist Adam Hawley has been charting on an unseen pace. His first two albums stormed up the charts in unprecedented fashion setting the stage for his third release, “Escape,”debuting in February of 2020. The album features guest appearances by Najee, Rick Braun, Michael Lington, Marcus Anderson, Jeff Ryan and Kat Hawley. Honors from the third release include 2020 Billboard and SJN Song of the Year, the title track holding Billboard #1 for 3 weeks, and the record peaking at #4 on the Billboard Album Chart.
Adam signed with Kalimba Music (founded by Maurice White of Earth, Wind, & Fire) in August 2015. He was the last artist signed by Maurice before his passing. His first offering on the Kalimba label features Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, Euge Groove, Eric Darius and Michael Lington. And in 2016, Adam was been named both Smooth Jazz News and JazzTrax Debut Artist of the Year.
He has gone on to appear at major events worldwide including: Dave Koz Cruise, Smooth Jazz Cruise, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz, Berks Jazz Fest, Catalina Jazz Fest, Rehoboth Jazz Festival, Mallorca Jazz fest, and Napa Valley Jazz Getaway to name a few.
In the past several years he has distinguished himself as a go-to producer/writer/mixing engineer as well. In March 2021 he had a total of 9 songs on the Billboard charts, including 4 in the top 30. Credits include Blake Aaron, Najee, Phil Denny, Jeff Ryan, Ryan Montano, Richard Smith, Kim Scott, Lisa Addeo, and many more.
Before his solo career Adam spent many years as a guitarist to the stars, appearing with a who’s who list of artists in a wide variety of genres. He has shared the stage with Dave Koz, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Culbertson, Natalie Cole, Brian McKnight, Backstreet Boys and American Idol to name just a few.
He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA.
About Judah Sealy:
National Smooth Jazz Recording Artist Judah Sealy is a Billboard Charting Saxophonist, Keyboardist and Producer from Rochester N.Y
Judah picked up the saxophone at a young age while attending School of The Arts from middle school to high school. (Class of ’02). Judah graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in ’07 with a B.A in Music. Shortly after graduating college Judah became a regular on the Rochester music scene as a side man and eventually as a bandleader in the years to come. During high school and while in college he found a knack for producing music. In May of 2014 Judah Sealy released his first self-produced single “Lifted” which led to his first smooth jazz album entitled “The Arrival” on August 14th 2015. This album featured hit songs such as “Timeless Love” and “Nightime”. His follow up to his debut album was a Christmas album entitled “A Judah Sealy Christmas” which was released in December 2016.
May of 2018 saw the release of his highly anticipated album “Welcome Home”. The 14-track album was written and produced entirely by Judah Sealy and features the hit single “Turn It Up”. “Talking Smooth Jazz” ranked “Welcome Home” as one of the top ten albums of 2018. Judah’s single “Turn It Up” was his first single to receive national airplay and be played on Sirius XM Watercolors.
In March of 2020, Judah released his highly anticipated single entitled “Off The Charts” which spent two months on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. In August of 2020 Judah released his 3rd full length album entitled “Legacy”.
Judah Sealy’s unique sound comes from a blend of vintage R&B, gospel, neo-soul and funk with some contemporary R&B influences as well. Judah’s smooth saxophone style is heavily influenced by Kirk Whalum, George Furlow, Gerald Albright, and Boney James to name a few. His is also an accomplished pianist in his own right. He has shared the stage with many known acts including Kirk Franklin, Maze ft Frankie Beverly and has played on many stages including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. He has also lent his saxophone talents to renowned Smooth Jazz hit makers such as Jacob Webb and Greg Manning.
Judah Sealy is a very much in-demand musician that plays in various groups around his hometown and Western New York. In addition to being a recording artist and bandleader, he also has a passion for Music Education as well as Music Ministry. Judah Sealy has been a music teacher since 2009 and has been active in music ministry since 2001. Currently, he is a music teacher at Rochester Prep West Charter Elementary School and is also the Music Director at Church Of Love Faith Center. He is married and lives in Rochester, NY with his wife Phylicia Rae and daughter Raya.